New London Awards 2017

Submission deadline: 5pm Thursday 6 April 2017

John Sturrock © Gasholder Park Kings Cross

The New London Awards 2017 celebrate London’s best new and proposed projects across all sectors of the built environment

Supported by the Mayor of London, the New London Awards seek projects of the highest design quality which make a positive contribution to their surroundings and life in the capital.

New and proposed projects across 15 sectors of the built environment are eligible for submission – from housing to offices; public spaces to community projects; and masterplans to major transport infrastructure.

Winning and shortlisted schemes will be announced at a prestigious awards lunch at the Guildhall on 5 July, showcased in an exhibition, and featured in a high-quality publication widely disseminated to the profession, decision-makers and international networks.

Click here for Submission Guidelines, Entry Form and Payment Form

Deadline for submissions: 5pm Thursday 6 April 2017

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Conservation & Retrofit - Sponsored by Urban Space Management
The restoration and reuse of buildings, across any sector, where efficient use is made of existing fabric and embodied energy: from historic restorations to contemporary insertions and recycled buildings.

Culture & Community
Public buildings, museums, galleries, theatres, libraries, sports facilities, community hubs and youth centres of all kinds – the best examples of civic projects for local residents and international visitors. 

Educational establishments of all kinds – nurseries, schools, academies, universities, training centres – where design enhances the learning experience.

Homes - Sponsored by designjunction
The best examples of individual new homes across the capital, from one up to five units.

Hotels & Hospitality
Hotels, restaurants and bars that enhance the leisure offer for tourists, business people and Londoners in the capital – from budget to boutique to luxury.

Housing Sponsored by ALUK
Multi-unit residential developments of any tenure – from social housing to PRS to prime resi, creating exemplary new places for people to live. 

Masterplans & Area Strategies
Placemaking at its best – area-wide regeneration strategies and the creation of new parts of the city.  

Projects that embrace the city as a work in progress, enlivening spaces, places and high streets over a short-term period, while supporting long-term ambitions.

Mixed-Use - Sponsored by International Fire Consultants (IFC Group)
Buildings with a complementary mix of uses, designed holistically to meet the needs of a number of different activities and users.

Offices - Sponsored by Wicona
Office buildings that create exemplary places of work and meet the needs of business, technology and the individual.

Public Spaces - Sponsored by Broadgate Estates 
New or rediscovered spaces; parts of London that have been given new life through improvements to streets, squares, playgrounds, waterspaces or parks.

Markets, shopping centres, shop fit-outs and high street strategies – exemplary new places for the exchange of goods and services.

Transport & Infrastructure
Transport projects and related architecture that improve the experience of moving around the city and add to the quality of the environment; and infrastructure projects – water, waste, energy – that help London work more efficiently and sustainably.

Wellbeing - Sponsored by Airflow
Projects that are designed to improve the health and wellbeing of Londoners, young and old, from healthcare facilities to housing for an ageing population.

From office interiors to co-working hubs to affordable workspaces for making and manufacturing, new projects that create inspiring working environments while supporting London’s diverse economy.

Special Prizes 

Mayor’s Prize
The Mayor’s Prize will be awarded in association with the Mayor of London to the project that best reflects the Mayor’s ambition for ‘good growth’ as expressed in A City for All Londoners.  Selected from submissions across all categories, it will recognise projects that actively seek to maximise outcomes across the three key areas of empowering people, regenerating places and growing prosperity.

Ashden Prize
Awarded in association with worldwide sustainability charity Ashden, this prize will recognise projects deemed most efficient in their use of energy. Selected from submissions across all categories, successful projects will embrace sustainable design – whether through passive design, renewable generation or reducing embodied energy – and the innovative use of materials, technologies and techniques, creating exemplary schemes for London’s low-carbon future.

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  • Any company involved in the planning, design or construction of a project is eligible to enter the project into the New London Awards.
  • The project must be located within any of the 33 London Boroughs.
  • Submitted projects can be at any stage from completion to on the drawing board. A ‘built’ project must have achieved practical completion within the last two years (between 1 April 2015 and 6 April 2017). An ‘unbuilt’ project must have a real site, and be at any stage of design or construction at time of entry on 6 April 2017. Any project completed before 1 April 2015 will not be eligible

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Across the 15 categories, the jury will be looking for projects that demonstrate:

  • High quality design that respects its context and enhances London’s rich mix of old and new;
  • A wider contribution to placemaking, improving the social, cultural and economic character of the local area;
  • Advancing knowledge and skills around the design, delivery, construction and funding of projects for the capital;
  • Longevity, through efficient use of resources, energy and consideration of long-term use and financial viability.

International Jury Members Toggle

  • Dominique Alba, Director, Atelier Parisien, d’Urbanisme, Paris

  • David J Burney, Professor of Planning and Placemaking, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, 
New York City
  • Riccardo Marini, Senior Consultant, 
Gehl Architects
  • Peter Murray, Chairman, 
New London Architecture
  • Monica von Schmalensee, CEO, Partner, 
White Arkitekter
  • David Taylor, Editor, 
New London Quarterly

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The winners of the New London Awards 2017 and New Londoner of the Year will be announced at NLA's Annual Lunch on Wednesday 5 July. 

Save the date to join 700 of the capital’s leading decision-makers and professionals across development, design, planning and construction at the Guildhall.

Bookings open in April 2017

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Sponsorship of the New London Awards aligns your business with the very best projects being delivered in London today. 

If you would like more information on sponsorship for the New London Awards 2017 contact Sarah Walters on 020 7636 4044 or

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If you have any questions regarding the awards submissions please contact Barbara Chesi by emailing:

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Over 130 projects across 16 categories were shortlisted for the New London Awards 2015, recognising the very best new and proposed architecture, planning and development in the capital.